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Biographical entry Chambers, Thomas Carrick (1930 - )

5 September 1930
Auckland, New Zealand


Thomas Chambers was Professor of Botany, University of Melbourne 1967-1986 when he was appointed Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.


Born Auckland, New Zealand, 5 September 1930. Educated Universities of Auckland (MSc) and Sydney (PhD). Lecturer, Auckland University College 1955; teaching fellow, University of Sydney 1956-57; CSIRO Postgraduate Student 1958-59, resident tutor, senior tutor and Wilson Fellow, St Andrew's College; CSIRO Overseas Postgraduate Student, Botany School and Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge 1960-61; lecturer in Botany, University of Melbourne 1961-64, senior lecturer 1964-66, professor of botany 1967-86; Director, Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain, Sydney 1986-.

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  • Thomas Carrick Chambers - Records, 1853 - 1985; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.